|The white you see at the side seam is a pocket.|
|Simplicity pattern 1668|
|This dress has very simple lines and was really easy to make.|
So here is the finished dress! The very first photo in this post and those below were taken by Kris Jarrett Photography and Media Production. It's very handy having a professional photographer as a friend.
I'm wearing the dress over a vintage slip and accessorized with a red belt and my red 1940s shoes.
|With my friend Erin. Oops! you can see the ruffle on my slip.|
|Cori making a funny face.|
|I even got to do a little swing dancing in my vintage shoes!|
Summary of the Pattern
Fabric: Cotton from JoAnns
Pattern: Simplicity 1668
Notions: Zipper, thread
How historically accurate is it? I'd give it an 8 out of 10. I wasn't nessicarily going for a true 40s dress with this project. It's made from quilters weight cotton and the print isn't exactly 1940s, however the pattern and construction is very 40s.
Any tricky parts to the pattern? Not really
Did you change anything? I added small darts to the bodice front and back to help it fit a little better.
Time to complete: A couple days.
First worn: August 2012
Total cost: less then $30
Notes: I didn't do a muslin test for this because I didn't foresee any fit issues. However, I found it to be a little large so minor adjustments were needed. Always make a test muslin! Next time I use this pattern I think I will make a slight change to the armholes as well. I found the arms to be a bit, umm, revealing for my taste.